“This bonze plaque, recognizing Billerica farmer Amos Wyman and his wife Kezia Kendall Wyman, who provided refuge to Sam Adams and John Hancock in 1775, was stolen in 2012. It will be replaced by a granite marker in a re-dedication ceremony Saturday morning.”
Click to read story by Judy Wasserman wickedlocal.com 4/18/14
Sometimes a missing plaque is not cause for alarm. Unfortunately this is rare.
“There is no cause for alarm. The recent disappearance of the two plaques has nothing to do with theft, vandalism or a David Copperfield magic trick. They simply have been removed and sent to a nearby company that specializes in metal restoration and sculpture conservation.”Click to read story from hunterdon-county-democrat 4/17/14
This may be the most unique plaque setting I’ve ever seen. If anyone knows the story behind this, please let me know.
For instance, who is Bernard and what did he do?
Full story with more photos here from narrowboathadar.blogspot.com 4/16/14
The mantra of this blog is that plaques and memorials are important because they memorialize and focus attention on important events, places and people. Here is a story that does just that:
“The life of student Steven R. Agee II was commemorated by a plaque and conference room, named in his honor, in a dedication ceremony Monday.”
Click to read story by Betsy Mathew Northern Star (Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill.) 4/15/14
“A 30-year-old mystery has been solved, thanks to students from a Brigg secondary school taking part in a World War 1 Centenary project.
Since Brigg man Patrick Neal discovered a plaque in his garden 30 years ago he has wanted to know the story behind his find.”
Click to read story from marketrasenmail.co.uk 4/13/14
“The memorial is in honour of the young men, all of whom were unemployed, who spent their days at the Toll House repairing furniture to help others in the local community and who laid down their lives for their country during World War One.”
Click to read story in greenocktelegraph.co.uk 4/7/14
“AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND – Avalon Lions Club Members, family and friends of Bud Smith, dedicated the Avalon Lions Club Memorial Plaque to Bud Saturday March 22, 2014, at the Airport in the sky. The beautiful plaque is located on the right side of the walk way coming off the tarmac into the Conservancy exhibit area. The bronze plaque features a picture of Bud standing beside a DC-3 at the Airport in the Sky…”
Click to read story by Burney Ramming, Avalon Lions Club President from ecatalina.com 4/2/14
When you look at their faces, you can see the pride and community spirit that accompanies the placement of this bronze plaque. I hope they realize that someone needs to commit to regularly maintaining it so it will stay looking like it does now. The information is available in my free eBook Preserving Bronze Plaques & Memorials.
“Buffalo Island Museum in Monette has purchased a bronze plaque stating: ‘First National Bank, 201 W. Drew Avenue, Built in 1918, was placed on the National Register of Historical Places by the United States Department of the Interior on January 24, 2008.’ ”
Click here to read story submitted by Donna Rolland thetown-crier.com 4/1/14
March 30, 1981, 33 years after Ronald Reagan was shot, there is no commemorative marker at the site. But here is a picture of a plaque that he had on his desk.
“This group is for posting pictures of bronze or brass plaques in public places anywhere in the world. This is the only group on flickr dedicated specifically and wholly to photos of bronze plaques.”
This is a great site to view and post pictures! Click here to go there.